Have a look for some older Zenit risers under the name of Border Talisman.Looks like the original barebow Zenit with three smaller weights instead of the two big ones on the Moon. The 23 inch Zenit looked a lot like the Moon with the one big circular holes in the bottom and an additional cutout above it. The barebow Zenit looks a lot better than the Olympic Zenit with the funky aluminum barebow kit that mounted on the bottom. I had to cut a gasket out of 1/32 inch latex to keep the old kit from moving. I am not sure that it would pass an international inspection; it had no problem at home at local tournaments. It was never a very good solution but I guess it meant that Best had one less riser they had to machine. Maybe the reintroduction of the barebow Zenit indicates that Best is making positive moves in the market -- that would be a good thing since they make a very good product.
I have only shot it twice for about 2 hrs. each time. It was very easy to tune, not fussy at all.Only took about 15 miutes to have bare shafts hitting center of group at 20 yds. I could walk the bare shaft right or left with a few clicks of spring tension adjustment. Adjustments were very "reliable" for lack of a better term. The riser was solid and steady on the target. I noticed no tendacy to torque either right or left.It also wanted to stay verticle after the shot not falling back or forwad. I was a little concered about the grip but it turned ou to be quite comfortable. My other concern was the weight, but it balances so well I do not notice it. In short, I really like it so far--but long term will be the test.Looks awesome.........How does it shoot??......Jim
I have the standard Zenit with the old barebow kit. It is a great riser but it is hard to beat Bernardini. My main FITA barebow now is a Nilo. Also, the main difference between the Moon (which I also have and is much less costly) and a Zenit is bushings in the stabilizer holes, which barebow users do not typically need. It does, however, make it easier to put a weight on the lower stab hole without interferring with the limb bolt.Very nice. Now I can't decide if I want this or the Nilo
Sid,Have a look for some older Zenit risers under the name of Border Talisman.
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